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International Nurses

Living overseas and interested in working as a nurse in Australia?

The nursing profession is increasingly international and every year Healthscope welcomes nurses from overseas.

This page provides nurses currently living overseas with information about living and working in Australia.

Healthscope Hospitals has 46 hospitals providing private healthcare to approximately 900,000 patients per year.

We are Australia’s only private hospital network with hospitals located in each state and territory, which means that we can offer opportunities for transfer throughout the country.

Positions are available across Australia for Nurses from a range of specialities:

  • Critical Care (ICU / ITU / HDU / CCU)
  • Theatre
  • Anaesthetics and recovery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Midwifery
  • Mental Health
  • Surgical
  • Orthopaedics

Working at a Healthscope hospital, you can expect a workplace culture that is reflective of the modern Australian culture.

  • We are friendly.
  • We don’t shy away from hard-work, but we do make sure we have fun doing it.
  • We are inclusive and respectful of our multicultural differences
  • We value camaraderie and teamwork.
  • We are pragmatic with a focus on providing the best care and customer service to our visiting medical specialists, patients, clients and their families.

Enjoy benefits like these:

  • Competitive salary rates and other benefits.
  • 9% superannuation (retirement) fund.
  • Up to six weeks annual leave (depending on the area you are employed in)
  • Relocation incentives and other support for direct applicants.
  • Sponsorship available for a work visa for successful applicants.
  • Broad and challenging clinical experience.
  • Opportunity for permanent residency after a qualifying period.
  • Great family friendly working environment and culture in a reputable healthcare services company.
  • Education opportunities.
  • The ability to travel while you work – remember Healthscope has at least one hospital in every state and territory of Australia.
  • All the lifestyle benefits that living and working in Australia has to offer.

Healthscope provides international nurses with an opportunity to live and work in Australia.

Due to our presence in every state, you will have a chance to work in any of our facilities throughout the country.


Victoria (approx. population: 5,624,100)

Melbourne, with a population of 4 million people and the capital city of Victoria, is also known as the arts, culture and sporting capital of Australia. Spend your days in our parks and gardens or soaking up the city’s artwork and galleries. Join Australians cheering on their own Australian rules football team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground seating over 100,000 people.


New South Wales (approx. population: 7,303,700)

Sydney, the city of beaches and beautiful views, is the capital city with a population of 4.6 million people. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are well known worldwide. Enjoy the food and cafes of Australia’s oldest and most beautiful city.


Queensland (approx. population: 4,580,700)

Known as the sunshine state is most famous for its tropical forests and long white sandy beaches. The Great Barrier Reef is known throughout the world for its beautiful coral reefs. Brisbane is the capital and 3 million people live along the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.


Northern Territory (approx. population: 230,200)

Also known as the ‘top end’ has Darwin as its capital. One of the most relaxed and laid back cities in Australia, Darwin, with a population of 127,500, will give you the best of a tropical lifestyle. The famous Kakadu national park and Uluru (Ayers Rock) are found in the Northern Territory.


Western Australia (approx. population: 2,346,400)

Also known as “Wildflower state” is well known for its beautiful desert landscapes and unspoiled coastlines teaming with pristine coral reefs. Perth, the capital city with a population of 1.7 million, is known for its sheer beauty with wineries not far away. Best of all, it is known by other Australians as one of the friendliest places to visit and live.


South Australia (approx. population: 1,657,000)

With its rolling hills and wineries of the Barossa Valley and its capital city, Adelaide (known as the “City of Churches” with a population of 1.2 million), South Australia is one of the most pleasant and easy places to live in Australia. Adelaide is a city that is not too big nor too small with all you would want to enjoy the beach lifestyle or wine tasting and good food in the hills.


Tasmania (approx. population: 510,600)

Australia’s greenest and most temperate state with mountain ranges and beautiful coastal views all in one. Hobart, the capital city with a population of 214,700, is Australia’s second oldest city and full of history situated beautifully with Mount Wellington dominating the skyline. For a touch of Europe with a relaxed Australian feel; Tasmania is the place to be.


Australian Capital Territory (approx. population: 365,400)

The ACT is Australia’s smallest territory in terms of land masse but its capital, Canberra with a population of 347,000, is officially the national capital of Australia. Canberra is home to Australia’s Parliament House and offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops and an extensive array of parks and reserves.

All applicants must be legally allowed to work in Australia and will need to obtain a working visa (which Healthscope can assist in) and be able to achieve registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia.

For more information visit: www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/

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